Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Scot McKnight posts the prayer for the week in The Divine Hours, which is taken from The Book of Common Prayer:
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that I, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ my Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.
Notice both the theological foundation of this prayer: the “glorious resurrection” of the Son of God who “destroyed death” and “brought life and immortality to light.

And the relational implications: co-resurrection empowers us to “abide in his presence” and “rejoice in the hope of eternal glory.

And it is all “through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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